Marsh grasses move with waves near Smith Island, Maryland. Marshes are a type of wetland ecosystem where water covers the ground for long periods of time. Marshes are dominated by herbaceous plants, such as grasses, reeds, and sedges.

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A marsh is a wetland, an area of land where water covers ground for long periods of time